New Application Information

Check out the NEW Traditional Program Points. Qualify with your ACT or HESI Admission Assessment (HESI A2) composite score. Starting in January 2021, the Calhoun Testing Center will offer the HESI A2 with same-day results. For the Feb 1 – March 31 applications, either score is accepted with NO MINIMUM ACT requirement. Pre-Nursing Advising by appointment at

Nursing Program ApplicationBridge to RN Application

Welcome and thank you for your interest in our nursing programs! Below you will find links to information for each of our nursing programs.  Please contact the nursing department by phone (256-306-2794) with any questions about these programs. The Nursing Department is located on the Decatur Campus in the Health Sciences Center (click here to see campus maps) and is comprised of both the Associate Degree Nursing and Practical Nursing programs. The office hours are Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.

Pre-Nursing Advising

If you are a pre-nursing student, the Advising Centers are available to answer questions regarding program information, general education coursework, and admission requirements.  To request an advising session, please email

Accreditation Status

Accreditation Commission for Education in NursingThe associate degree and practical nursing programs at Calhoun Community College located in Decatur, Alabama, (and includes the Huntsville, AL instructional site) are accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree and practical nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program

Alabama Board of NursingCalhoun Community College nursing programs have the approval of the Alabama Board of Nursing.

The Registered and Practical nursing programs at Calhoun Community College meet the state education requirements for a Registered and Practical nursing license in the state of Alabama. Calhoun Community College has not determined if the Registered and Practical nursing programs at Calhoun Community College meet the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has resources that may be helpful.

For More Information

Dr. Lynn Hogan
Nursing Department Chair

Careers in Nursing

Nurses work in a variety of locations, such as hospitals, physicians’ offices, schools, and in home health. Our program is designed to teach students how to think critically, adapt to ever-changing situations, and to provide the best care possible.

The 2016 national median annual wage RNs was $68,450, and the need for RNs is expected to grow by 15% from 2016 – 2026*

Check out career data based on the programs below:

AAS Nursing Practical Nursing Certificate AAS RN Bridge for LPN/Paramedic

*U.S. DOL Bureau of Labor and Statistics